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Blood from a Stone Commissario Guido Brunetti MysteriesOn a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas a Stone MOBI #9734 a man is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death fake handba. Blood From a Stone Donna Leon’s 14th Guido Brunetti mystery novel deals with the problems Italy is facing with illegal immigrantsCommissario Brunetti investigates the murder of an illegal African street vendor The story is set at Xmas time in Venice so we get a look into the local festivities and the local life during this period Once again Brunetti is thrown into the middle of politics and corruption and intrigue Despite the obstacles he faces in trying to solve this case he does not give up that easily He uses his contacts to finding the answers to the murder that no one seems to want solvedAs always we get to see Brunetti and his family and their interaction is once again fantastic We also see old characters we have come to know really well and some new characters are introduced that play a part in this caseNot one of the best in the series It was just okay

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Gs of every designer label but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the policeWhen Commissario Brunetti arrives on the scene he finds it hard to understand why anyone would murder an illegal immigrant They have few social. The last Brunetti mystery I read Doctored Evidence left me feeling mostly cold by then I had read several of Leon's mysteries in rapid succession and was tired of her formula But when I was in the library last week browsing through the mystery section I decided to revisit the Brunetti series Even when the mysteries themselves aren't thrilling I always enjoy reading about Leon's non tourist view of Venice Another factor that made me choose this particular book which apparently comes right after Doctored Evidence in the series something I just learned now was the intriguing setup the mystery centers on the immigrant African men who can be seen selling knockoff handbags in every major Italian city Brunetti Co refer to them as the vu cumpra When one of them is shot dead by professional killers in the middle of the street while selling his bags Commissario Brunetti is on the case I wanted to read this particular book because the world of the vu cumpra sounded like such a fascinating and unexplored subject for a mystery novel Brunetti and his colleagues know almost nothing about the men who live illegally in Venice selling counterfeit bags and vanishing at the first sight of police What I wondered would come to light about these men over the course of the investigation I was excited to learn about the lives of this overlooked communityAnd that's the first problem we run into Throughout the story the vu cumpra remain distinctly foreign and their Otherness is remarked upon constantly There's a sense that Leon wanted to prove a point about unfair prejudices shown towards these men but she's wildly inconsistent in this regard Early on there's a scene where Brunetti's daughter comments that her father shouldn't be wasting so much time on the murder investigation because the dead man is only a vu cumpra Brunetti's wife freaks out understandably and she and Brunetti spend a lot of time discussing how their daughter could have become so bigoted So that was fine and I was glad that Leon was addressing the attitude towards the vendors but at the same time there's this constant fetishization of the vu cumpra Brunetti is constantly marveling at how goddamn black they are and another character in what I'm sure was supposed to be a positive moment gushes about how beautiful the men are and remarks like they all look the same don't they pass without comment by any other characters We never even learn anything about the inner world of the vu cumpra Brunetti interviews the victim's colleagues one time and they never get be heard from again Also notice how I keep referring to the dead man as the victim That's because for the duration of the 276 page book we never learn his name I'm sure there was a reason for this maybe Leon was trying to make a point about the anonymity of the men but if you're trying to show often overlooked and misunderstood characters in a new and sympathetic light giving them names is a good start It was disheartening to watch Brunetti investigate the murder and keep referring to the victim as the black man Perhaps worst of all halfway through the book Brunetti's daughter shows up with her new Iranian friend who conveniently just moved to Venice with her family and the girl is invited over for lunch so we can watch everyone being all racially sensitive It's the euivalent of I'm not racist see I have a black friend and fifty bucks says that we will never see the daughter's Iranian friend in another bookI could forgive all of this probably if the mystery was at all compelling but it isn't Over the course of the investigation Brunetti discovers that the killing goes much higher than he could have ever imagined blood diamonds and the Mafia are involved because why the fuck not and is uickly shut out of the case He keeps poking around of course but the problem is that he never even gets close to the truth and is left to just be told how everything fit together later by another character In fact the eventual solution made no sense and was ultimately kind of stupid It's disappointing because I loved Death at La Fenice so much Maybe I need to try looking up some earlier Brunetti mysteries they seem to be getting worse as the series progresses

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Blood from a Stone Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Read & Download é 104 Ò ❮Read❯ ➱ Blood from a Stone Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries ➵ Author Donna Leon – On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas a man is killed in a scuffle in Connections and little money in fighting is the obvious answer But Blood from Kindle once Brunetti begins investigating this unfamiliar Venetian underworld he discovers that matters of great value are at stake in the immigrant communi. Brunetti is by now a vehicle for the author to discuss aspects of corruption Venice is a metaphor for Italy as a whole We also see that Italy is part of Europe and the rest of us around the EU will feel outraged at the casual and corrupt way in which undocumented African economic migrants are allowed into Italy illegally Standing in the cold selling knockoff bags in the street the Senegalese men in this story are presumed by one and all to be acting for the mafia The bags are made in the same factories as the real ones just at night Italian fake bag sellers would be jailed but there is held to be little point in arresting these men; they are handed a letter telling them to leave Italy They don't Their bags are confiscated and shredded by the tens of thousands but they are back next day with selling to tourists untaxed Then one day one of the Senegalese men is shot dead on the street Now from then on Brunetti does a lot of talking to respected figures dodging his own boss and getting lectures from his wife intruding on the migrants' less than cosy uarters and feeling the chill of the silent security services How can he solve a death that nobody wants solved You may lose patience with the continuous removal of evidence and jurisdiction but we get the feeling that the author has also lost patience and has widened the horizons of the provincial policeman to show that the world is large interconnected and violent I see that this was published in 2005 so I imagine today's migrant influx has only added to Italy's troubles It's worth a read to gain a new perspective If you have not read any Leon you'll be astounded at the all pervasive acceptance of corruption